Ta-Nehisi Coates slashes $100K off the price of his Brooklyn brownstone

Ta-Nehisi Coates is selling his home at 207 Lincoln Road in Brooklyn (credit: Wikipedia)

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the bestselling author and correspondent for the Atlantic, has dropped the price of his Brooklyn brownstone in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens by $100,000 after only a month on the market.

Coates paid $2.1 million for the home in April, but listed it soon after when the New York Post (and other publications including The Real Deal) published news of the sale. He wrote a lengthy article about his decision to move in the Atlantic, saying “Within a day of seeing these articles, my wife and I knew that we could never live in Prospect-Lefferts Garden, that we could never go back home. If anything happened to either of us, if anything happened to our son, we’d never forgive ourselves.”

He proceeded to re-list the home at the end of May for $2.395 million — nearly $300,000 more than what he paid for it — though he has now lowered it to $2.295 million. The home has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and all the original details, including ceiling moldings and pocket doors. [NYP] 


  • ralphpetrillo

    Prices are falling all around the five boroughs, and rentals are very slow.